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Farhan  |  February 10, 2017

Spousal Maintenance and Cohabitation in Minnesota

Minnesota law allows a spousal maintenance award (a.k.a. alimony) to be reduced, suspended, reserved, or even terminated if the party receiving alimony (the obligee) moves in with a significant other
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Andrew Meyer  |  February 6, 2017

Essential Elements to a Karon Waiver for Spousal Maintenance in Minnesota

One of the most powerful tools available to parties in a spousal maintenance case is called a Karon Waiver.  This tool is named after the Minnesota case of Karon v
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Andrew Meyer  |  January 31, 2017

The Impact of Failing to Reserve Spousal Maintenance in Minnesota

Any client who deals with spousal maintenance will probably hear a description from their attorney of a Karon Waiver.  A Karon Waiver is an agreement made by the parties to
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Clausen & Hassan  |  September 17, 2015

Determining Spousal Maintenance in Minnesota

How does a court determine spousal maintenance in Minnesota?Spousal maintenance (formerly referred to as alimony) is a highly contentious area of family law, as well as one of the most
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Farhan  |  April 2, 2015

What Is A Vocational Evaluation In Minnesota?

If your divorce case involves spousal maintenance, chances are that either you or your spouse may have to participate in a vocational evaluation. Simply put, a vocational evaluation incorporates the
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Farhan  |  January 23, 2014

Will I Have to Pay Spousal Maintenance?

"Maintenance" or “alimony” is an award of payments made in a divorce or legal separation proceeding from the future income or earnings of one spouse for the support and maintenance
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Farhan  |  December 12, 2013

Factors in Awarding Spousal Maintenance

In determining a spousal maintenance, or alimony, award, a court must look at eighth (8) statutory factors related to the financial resources of the parties.  It is not always essential
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Farhan  |  January 11, 2013

Changing alimony and earning ability in Minnesota Divorce

A party seeking modification of spousal maintenance (or changing alimony) has the burden to show a substantial change of circumstances, since the time maintenance award was set, and that these
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Farhan  |  June 18, 2012

Am I entitled to temporary or permanent spousal maintenance?

This particular post will focus on what is commonly called "temporary" or “rehabilitative” spousal maintenance.  In short, “rehabilitative” spousal maintenance is defined as temporary spousal support payable for a temporary
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